Wolf Sightings across Ontario
by Melissa, Sandra, Stan
(Milton, Stoney Creek, Freelton, Acton, Lambton County)
Melissa from Milton, Ontario, wrote to tell us of her Wolf sighting ... Walking my two little dogs this morning down at mill pond Milton, Ontario, around 10 am; my husband and I parked our car in the small parking area beside the railroad tracks, we had our dogs off the leash and are always very cautious of our surroundings always in that area for other dogs and wildlife. We were about 200 yards from the top of the trail looking up the small incline of the trail, and right there before us, stood in the middle of the trail at the very top looking down at us, out of nowhere, was the huge grey and white what we thought first was a husky, then automatically realized it was not a husky or Coyote it was a huge Wolf, I kid you not. We quickly picked up our dogs and walked swiftly back to our car, good thing the dogs did not see the animal, they would have barked at it for sure. my brother who I told the story to, thought it might be a Coy-wolf - hybrid of a wolf and coyote. He recently saw a documentary how these hybrids animals from Algonquin Park are migrating to southern Ontario and will be the next main species for the next 50 years. we love the trail at the pond, it is cool place to walk the dogs on a warm day, and peaceful, but no more, I don't care what time of the day it is, will not take that risk even with my 2 little dogs on a leash. So for all those out there please beware when walking your dogs down there.
Sandra wrote to tell us ..... A friend of ours was confronted by a lone Wolf while walking his dog near the marina on the North Service Road in Stoney Creek. The Wolf was out around 10:00 pm on the path near the tennis courts. There is a park right next to these tennis courts. This hasn't been the first time a Wolf has been spotted in this area.
A reader from Freelton told us ..... I'm quite sure I saw a grey/brown skinny Wolf at the back of our property bordering highway 6 and 97. Far too big for a Fox, and would have to have been a massively tall Coyote. It was all alone as far as I could see.
One of our readers from Acton, Ontario, wrote to say ..... I was just driving home from Burlington I was coming up Guelph line and turned right on 25 side road about 2 km down the road a big Wolf jumped out onto the side of the road I did not think that were near this area but I have seen them up north, so I know what it was it was a Grey Wolf
Stan, from Lambton County wrote to say ..... Last Saturday morning I was having coffee and looked out my back window to spot a large dog-like creature. It was about 100 yards away at the most. It was larger than a few Coyotes I have seen. It was walking briskly along the bush near the bank of the Bear Creek which straddles our property near Zion Line. I thought it might be a "Coywolf" but after viewing pictures and looking at a Grey Wolf video, determined, that is what it resembled most. Unfortunately, when I got the camera, it was gone.
Thank you all for sending us these reports of your Wolf sightings - I find it very interesting to read about Wolves in Southern Ontario!